Ventnor Crack Down on Non-Compliant Use of Public Parks, beaches, Playgrounds


Ventnor officials warning those who privately coach, offer services or do private events using city facilities without proper permitting.

Ventnor Commissioner Tim Kriebel: People who give classes or use our beaches and playgrounds for business may not like being regulated, but we’re in a litigious society. You’ve got to play by the rules. 

This includes those that provide private lessons using Ventnor playgrounds, parks or beaches. Especially those who hold larger events like multi-day pickleball tournaments, etc. 

Ventnor City Recreation
New Rules for 2023

Authorized and un-authorized use of Ventnor public property for profit has increased each year.

Some orgs get Ventnor City Hall permission to close a public property or playground for private events.  

Kriebel looked at other cities for best practices. Those that use our properties should follow legal requirements for indemnification.  

Have a revenue split, too. Some are 70 – 30. Split. Commissioner Kriebel is proposing a 80 / 20 revenue split.  

If you’re going to be giving a class, running a tournament, or do paid coaching on our properties, you’ve got to follow the rules.  

Director Tina Prickett and the Ventnor Recreation department introduced a new program called Rec Desk. Ocean City is already using this program.

Rec Desk tracks people attending an event. It knows who’s signing up. Money transacted. It gives Ventnor much needed control which has always been missing. 

Un-authorized advertising banners promoting a business or service prohibited on city or property. Ex: boardwalk banners attached to Atlantic City Electric poles.

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